Conway native Andrea Bailey-Fournier began her career with a goal of giving back. The assistant volleyball coach at Conway High School founded Pink Night, a local cancer fundraiser. September saw the ever-growing event’s ninth year.

Randi House, a kindergarten teacher from Theodore Jones Elementary School in Conway has a new title: Arkansas Teacher of the Year 2018. She was selected Theodore Jones and Conway Public School District Teacher of the Year for the 2017-2018 school year this past spring. The entire Theodore Jones staff is enjoying this once in a lifetime ride with Randi.

Brittles, high end bags and jewelry, holiday décor, scrumptious food, clothing galore, yuletide swag and bling will have shoppers flocking to Dazzle Daze again this year. In its 16th year, the holiday extravaganza has more to offer.
Dazzle Daze will kick off on Nov. 16 with Girls’ Nite Out and will feature prizes from Kendra Scott jewelry and Conway Women’s Med Spa, plus swag bags for the first 500 shoppers.

When fall arrives in Faulkner County, Rick and Leah Green’s home is transformed into a virtual cornucopia of vignettes that perfectly reflect the sights, sounds, and scents of the season.
Each year, the Greens decorate both inside and outside at their home, using tones of orange, brown, gold and “all of the warm colors.” All types and sizes of pumpkins, squash, winter corn, and fall grasses show up in the vignettes placed throughout their home.

Mary Acklin, retired owner of Acklin Rental Property, is the recipient of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Together with five other award winners, Acklin accepted the award at the Chamber’s annual Minority Enterprise Development Awards event, presented by Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company.

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After more than 400,000 votes were cast, Harwell Designs of Vilonia was recently named Arkansas Storefront Boutique of the Year by shoppers!

Jazzercise Conway Premiere Fitness Center celebrated their GirlForce initiative with a GLObal Dance Party on September 23rd. Jazzercise locations all around the world hosted the In Full Force dance party for young women. The local studio transformed the workout room to a dance club complete with black lights, glow paint and glow sticks! The instructors led the girls in cardio dance routines and strength routines to a pulse-pounding, beat-pumping playlist full of current music hits.

What is Operation Christmas Child?
The Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child collects shoebox gifts—filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 146 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

A healthy pet is a happy pet, and responsible pet owners know that their beloved pets’ health rests largely on the owners’ shoulders. Ensuring a pet is healthy over the long haul can be quite simple. While some pets may develop medical conditions that require more attention, the following are a few simply ways pet owners can keep their pets healthy.

No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without a pecan pie. Linda shares her great-grandmother’s tried and true recipe, but you can also amp up your dessert menu with a modern twist on pecans. Whether you go traditional or contemporary, your celebration won’t be complete without one of these delicious desserts.

Butter Pecan Cheesecake Mini Trifles

Our ability to hear is not the same as our ability to understand. Hearing is a function of the ear. Speech understanding is a function of the brain. The ear collects sound and transmits it to the brain. The brain translates what the ears have collected into something that it can understand. If hearing loss prevents the ear from picking up the sounds of speech then the amount of information that the brain has to work with becomes limited and speech understanding suffers. If this goes unchecked for many years the brain effectively forgets how to process speech efficiently.

Armed with a machete, a compass, and
a near divine sense of direction, Fawcett
is searching, not only for this lost city, but
also for a deeper purpose to his own life.

When my kids were little, I taught them how to play the thankful game. The game is simple and kind of silly, but we were reminded of a valuable lesson. There is always something to be thankful for... always!
I remember playing the thankful game around the kitchen table or in the car. Each person took a turn saying what they were thankful for. Of course, in the Lennon house, there had to be a winner! You won the thankful game by out lasting the other players. In essence, you were able to show honestly that you were more thankful than the other players.

Eighteen-year-old Katherine Beasley is going places—all the time. Now with her most recent distinction, she has been awarded a full four-year scholarship to attend the University of Alabama.
On August 19, Katherine, daughter of Kristie and John Beasley of Conway, was the 2018 winner for Distinguished Young Women in Arkansas. Among her awards were Overall Fitness, Overall Interview, Overall Scholastic and Overall Self-Expression.